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There's been a lot of great Spanish horror films over the last few years as the country has produced some fine horror filmmakers. Unfortunately, 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's return to his roots, trying to create something like the films Guillermo del Toro has mastered in recent years, is plagued by a terrible, convoluted script that tries to throw too much stuff at the viewer in hopes some of it might stick.
It opens on a young Spanish boy named Juan being haunted by a faceless monster known as Hollow Face, a name so terrible it's immediately almost impossible to take the movie seriously, but we watch an incident on a scaffolding that at first seems unrelated to anything that follows. We then cut to England where a girl named Mia experiences a similar incident after finding a hand-written story about Hollow Face hidden in a tree and as she continues the story, she becomes plagued by the same shadowy figure.
The prominence of Spanish horror films, especially ghost and haunted house movies, has really come to the fore in the past decade, starting with Guillermo del Toro's The Devil's Backbone in 2001, and leading to movies like The Orphanage and Julia's Eyes. (Granted, both of those were produced by del Toro.) Other filmmakers known more for art films, such as Pedro Almodovar and Alejandro Amenabar, have also dipped their toes into the world of ghosts, both real and metaphysical.
Five years after directing the sequel 28 Weeks Later, Spanish filmmaker Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is back with Intruders, a horror movie starring Clive Owen as John Farrow, the father of a 13-year-old girl named Mia being haunted by an unstoppable boogeyman known as Hollow Face at their London home. The same thing is happening to a 9-year-old Spanish boy named Juan whose own dealings with Hollow Face may have some connection to what's happening in the Farrow household.
ShockTillYouDrop.com had a chance to speak with Owen and Fresnadillo last week, and though sitting on a couch with the sun shining through the window might not seem like the most apt setting to talk about a dark and spooky ghost story, the way the light shined behind them put Fresnadillo and Owen's faces entirely in shadows, making them look like Hollow Face and making for a rather disconcerting way to interview them.
The March 30th release, Intruders, has spawned a "comic book"-style poster from artist Jacen Burrows.
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Millennium Entertainment has debuted the new trailer for director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's horror-thriller Intruders, opening in theaters on March 30th. You can watch the trailer below the description!
Though no one can see him, Hollow Face lurks in the corners, desperately desiring love but only knowing how to spread fear and hate. He creeps into the life of John Farrow (Clive Owen) after Farrow's beloved 13-year-old daughter Mia (Ella Purnell) is assaulted in their home. The line between the real and the imaginary blurs as fissures start to open within the family unit. It seems that no security measure can keep Hollow Face out.
From visionary filmmaker Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later, the upcoming Highlander reboot), Intruders is the chilling story of two children living in different countries, each visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them.
Millennium Entertainment has revealed the U.S. one-sheet for Intruders, the new film from Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.
Rep for the company also passed along this updated synopsis: Though no one can see him, Hollow Face lurks in the corners, desperately desiring love but only knowing how to spread fear and hate. He creeps into the life of John Farrow (Clive Owen) after Farrow’s beloved 13-year-old daughter Mia (Ella Purnell) is assaulted in their home. The line between the real and the imaginary blurs as fissures start to open within the family unit. It seems that no security measure can keep Hollow Face out.
Fresnadillo previously gave us 28 Weeks Later. He was attached to The Crow reboot, however, he stepped away from the project and is now in line to direct Highlander.
Intruders opens March 30. Head inside for the poster!
Shock has received word of release dates for two upcoming genre projects, Intruders and Jack and Diane. Inside, you'll find said dates and more info.